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EL GRECO – last rehearsals…

The preparation for the Premiere of “El Greco” – a new Greek Opera by George Hatzinasios at 19 and 20 of May – is gradually reaching the final phase. We are now connecting all the elements: music, singing, dance, drama, lights, scenery etc..

Last rehearsals with the Orchestra – we are working on the harmonies, dynamics, tempi – creating the base for the singers and the dancers..

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Theofilos Ioannidis slowly starts to believe that we are in the right character and using proper articulation 🙂 Thank you 😉

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In the meantime at the Theatre, the Stage and Drama will be ready. Vasilis Anastasiou – Stage Director is leaving the building just for a few hours during the day and night! How can a creative work proceed without sleep and proper rest?.. – it is only his secret..

He is responsible for (almost) everything – personally checking every details of the scenery, lights, requisite etc..

Direttore_2On the stage the last scenes – trying out the most fitting expressions… (Dario Di Vietri “El Greco”, Silvia Dalla Benetta “Sofia” and Sotiris Triantis “Peter”)

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… end appropriate gestures …

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Paul Zachariades “Icarus”

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Today’s Birthday-child – Dario Di Vietri with Maria Thomopoulou – reggie assistant and choreographer

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Partners are watching very carefully what is happening on the stage – always ready for more or less “helpful” comments .. 😉

Here Omar Kamata “Tiziano”, Carlo Torriani “Molino”, Theofilos Ioannidis “Kalogeros”, Benjamin Chatzikoumparoglou (our pianist) and Silvia Dalla Benetta “Sofia” (checking the latest social-media-comments.. 😉 )

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Eugene Gunko “Inquisitore” found the right spot to seat..

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… just next to ballet ensemble during warm-up …

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The orchestra pit is ready as well…

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George Hatzinasios is watching all of this with great calmness and good spirit – he knows that he composed a great Opera – we know it too!!

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By the way – there are some articles in the official Greek media about the “El Greco”

NEWS 247 click here

and Video by Antenna click here

Click for more official information in English language

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Click for Tickets

To be continued.. 🙂

Dariusz

“EL GRECO” with Orchestra and Chorus

Opera is the perfect unity of all kind of artistic languages. Along with drama theatre we have orchestra music, singers, choir, dancers, light installation, video projection and much more..

Orchestra…

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… Choir

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… and all together

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Assembling an opera project is quite a process..

The preparation begins with separate teams: Soloists work with the Stage Director, musicians and all singers with the Music Director, dancers with the Choreographer etc..

It is crucial to find a way of good cooperation between us all 🙂 – here George Hatzinasios (composer), Chrisοula Tsimοuri (Choir Director) and me, during Orchestra/Choir rehearsal in ERT (Radio-Television Greece/Athens)

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To find the right balance between the Orchestra, Choir and Soloists, we are all working very hard. The title role “El Greco” – Dario Di Vietri is, of course, always involved in the process 🙂

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… always inspiring us with his wonderful voice …

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Theofilos Ioannidis, who is performing in “EL GRECO” 3 characters (!!!) – Kalogeros, Paravithinio and III Inquisitor – here during the rehearsal – always concentrated 😉

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Cheerful as usual – the Horn section! 🙂

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… and Trombones …

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… it can be possible, that sometimes the musicians will need a conductor …!

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… just someone who will show the “ONE” …

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… so far, the preparation of the musical part is finished  – we can move to the Theatre … on the Stage …

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… and on the right side of the Building …  “EL GRECO”, our Opera …

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🙂

With the Choir on the Stage..

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An excellent Conductor, my friend, maestro Michalis Economou, visited the stage rehearsal. He helped with the preparation of the NTUA Choir. Thank you Michalis, you are always WELCOME!! 🙂

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Click for more official informations in English language

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Click for Tickets

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To be continued.. 🙂

Dariusz

“EL GRECO” – meeting the Theatre

“El Greco” moved to the Theatre – wonderful renovated renaissance style building in Piraeus

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For Dario Di Vietri (El Greco – tenor) already a second Home 🙂

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We are so excited.. and maybe (just at the beginning) a bit lost.. but it is, I think, natural.. – such an impressive place will leave everybody dazzled …

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… what to do? where to go? when? why? – he has the answers for all questions – Vasilis Anastasiou – the Stage Director 🙂

Direttore_TheatreAngelos Karaindros (Production Director) and George Hatzinasios (Composer) are examining all the details – stage, light, rhythm, musical phrase etc..

Stage_Director_HatzinasiosThe spirit of Art and creativity is everywhere – optimism and humor as well 🙂 – here with Carlo Torriani (Governor Molino)

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Harris Andrianos (Manolis) –

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Dario Di Vietri, Eugene Gunko (Grand Inquisitor), Carlo Torriani

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and of course our passionate choreographer – Maria Thomopoulou 🙂

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… during creating a scene with Dario and Silvia Della Benetta (Sofia)

– in the second plan Christos Priftis (Painter) and Sotiris Triantis (Peter)

On the stage

Sometimes (not very often…) the stage Director is giving us a 3 minutes break – a fantastic opportunity for our great pianist, Benjamin Chatzikoumparoglou to play with his favorite toy…

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My small work-place and.. important tools..

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All of this is essential for the creation of an Opera, Theatre and drama..

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Click for more official informations in English language

Click for more official informations in German language

Click for Tickets

To be continued.. 🙂

Dariusz

How are you today?

Today I needed some lip balm from the pharmacy.

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Right in front of me in the line there was only one lady – standard figure, age +/- 45, 15 – 20 kgs too heavy… 🙂

Being very optimistic, I thought to myself “only one person – it shouldn’t take long“! 🙂

…I was wrong!

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The nice Lady spent an unusual amount of time (and money) for her medicine… It would be common, but she did’t buy anything special – just stuff you (and me) know from publicity on TV… ‚‘Exotic’ products, which would not be prescribed by any doctor…

O.K. – we are leaving in e free Country – EUROPE – everybody can buy everything and spend their money free – but… after all this shopping, right there in the pharmacy, my favourite lady checked her blood pressure… and.. – I was schocked… She had 190 / 128 / 90 !!!!

My dear friends, I’m pretty sure that this lovely (overweight) lady is not going to any sport place, not walking in the fresh air, nor doing any exercise… Instead of all this, she probably

knows by heart every TV advertisement (of pharmaceutical companies) and spends her money for pseudo-medicine, which has no chance for a proper effect whatsoever…

She is a perfect “creation“ of the industry, which needs us depending on them – addicted on medicine, television, credit cards, social media, politics and many others…

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So, if you were kind enough to have read so far, I would suggest, instead of going that offen to the doctor and spend all your money for medicine, better visit sport places, regularly go out for a walk, do some exercise and outdoors activities.

In other words, your money could be better spent on music concerts, art exhibitions, at the Theatre and of course the Opera…!

So, I hope to see you soon in a concert 🙂

…and perhaps in the forest!…

Dariusz

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